Thursday, 28 October 2010

Collections and Archives

I am currently putting a lot of effort into the documents and archives area of my research. With that in mind does anyone know of any library/university/museum collections related to Clark Gable?

I have located several collections but really need to leave no stone unturned, so if you can help I'd be very grateful. For example perhaps you know where the papers of his publicist are located, or corrrespondence between Gable and other people - either famous of not famous.

If you know of anything at all that could help, I'd be very happy. Even if it seems irrelevant, it may be just what I'm looking for, so please contact me. Thanks!

Monday, 25 October 2010

Thanks for the memory.....

We are looking for anyone who may have memories of Clark Gable that they would like to share in the book, documentary or both. Maybe you can help directly, or perhaps you are related to someone who knew, worked with, met or saw Clark Gable in his every day life.

We would love to include any memories you have, and if they include photos too that is even better!

If you can help in any way, please contact me or leave a comment here and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. Thanks!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Gable in Northamptonshire

I am very happy to say that Gable: The Ties That Bind was given its first mention in an English local newspaper today.

The two page article spoke about his time in England; his life; the documentary; and the book. It also asked readers to contact us if they could help uncover stories and photos of Gable's time in Northamptonshire during World War II.

There were a few mistakes such as Carole Lombard being mentioned as Gable's co-star in Gone With The Wind(!) but apart from that it was a good article and included two great photos.

If anyone has any information related to Gable's time in Northamptonshire, please feel free to leave a comment here or email

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Lyn Tornabene

I am currently reading Lyn Tornabene's biography of Clark Gable, and would love to talk to the author as part of my research.

Does anyone happen to know Lyn or have her contact details? If so, please feel free to pass on our blog address or email ( to Ms Tornabene so that she can contact me directly.

Thank you!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Happy Birthday Carole!

Clark Gable's wife, Carole Lombard would have been 102 years old today. Happy Birthday Carole!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Spreading the word...

Thanks to everyone who has spread the word about the blog and the projects. So far we have been featured in various websites, forums and FaceBook sites, including several dedicated to Gone with the Wind; Vivien Leigh; Ava Gardner; Marilyn Monroe and more.

If you have a website or blog, please feel free to let your readers know about the project. You will find the address of our FaceBook page on this site, and if you need any further information, please contact us. Thanks!

Monday, 4 October 2010

So, what is the footage you ask?!

I've had loads of emails congratulating us on the project and asking exactly what kind of footage we have for the documentary. Well here is a list of just some of the exclusive, HOME MOVIES that we have of Mr Gable and his family and that will be used in the documentary......

  • the Lombard hunting footage (that was used in the Making of GWTW DVD),
  • Gable in the Military,
  • Gable's honeymoon with Lady Sylvia Ashley,
  • Clark’s boating trips (one with Spencer Tracy),
  • Kay Williams and the Spreckels family, including children John Clark Gable and Joan as babies,
  • Burl Ives visits,
  • the Gone With The Wind premiere
  • the Gone With The Wind party,
  • Clark Gable and Doris Day at the 1957 Academy Awards...
  • and it goes on and on.

Watch this space for an exclusive clip, coming soon!

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Magazine Articles

Does anyone have any Clark Gable magazine articles that they would like to share for our research? So far we have been able to use a great many newspaper articles to compile a timeline of events in Gable's life, but we are now looking for magazine articles such as interviews with Gable, his family, co-stars etc, and articles on specific periods of his life.

If you would like to share scans of your magazine articles, please post in the comment section and we will get back to you. You will, of course, be acknowledged in the book.

Thank you!

Saturday, 2 October 2010


We have created a FaceBook group dedicated to our project, and everyone is very welcome to join, share ideas and correspond with us.

Just click here to join the group:

Friday, 1 October 2010

Carole and Co

I am happy to say that advance publicity for 'Gable: The Ties That Bind' has started to gather pace and already we have had an extremely favourable mention on the Carole & Co blog.

To read the entry, and to check out the rest of Carole & Co, please click on the following link:

If you have a website or blog, and would like to mention the Gable project, please feel free. If you send me a link, I can post it here too.